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No walks? No worries! Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise

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No walks? No worries! Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise

By Helen Zulch and Peter Baumber
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20.5x20.5cm • 96 pages • 120 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845846-05-3

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• How to plan for restricted exercise, and how to cope in emergency situations
• Guidance on how to identify your dog’s individual needs
• Help to identify how your dog is coping in situations
• Fun ideas for suitable activities to replace walks
• Introducing scent games and food toys to occupy your dog
• Detailed description of how to teach tricks and other behaviours
• Daily routine planning to include relaxation, socialisation and mental stimulation
• Worksheets to create your dog’s individual care plan
• Assistance in reassessing your dog’s progress over time
• Specially-commissioned photographs help illustrate the points made in the text


Keeping your dog happy and healthy during periods of limited mobility.

Meeting a dog’s physical, mental, and emotional needs during a period of limited mobility can help reduce the possibility of future behaviour problems, alleviate some of the stress of caring for a less active canine, and help aid recovery.
Encouraging owners to reflect upon, and take into account, their dog’s individual requirements in advance of surgery or other lifestyle-limiting event, the book also contains information and advice about appropriate activities that owners can introduce to their dog’s daily routine whilst walks are limited.


“He’s going to need six weeks crate rest; just keep him quiet while he recovers.”
These words – which often form part of the treatment requirements for dogs undergoing surgery, or requiring long-term medical care – can strike fear and dread into a dog-owner’s heart.
Not a lot of advice is available regarding appropriate mental and emotional support for dogs whilst their usual exercise is limited, and owners are left to manage as best they can, which can be stressful for both owner and dog, and can lead to behaviour changes and problems.
This unique book, written by professionals in their field, aims to help owners identify the individual needs of their dog, and, in addition, offer support in preparing their dog for a period of restricted exercise, when surgical interventions are planned.
Ideas and tips for mental stimulation and emotional support – as well as alternatives to physical exercise and guidance on how to teach specific skills – are included.
Beautiful, specially-taken photographs illustrate every chapter, and worksheets enable owners to chart the progress of their dog’s care plan.

Independent Reviews

I really can't say enough about how valuable this book is. Most of the authors' suggestions are very simple to employ ... and the photographs are extremely helpful ... hope No Walks? No Worries! receives a broad and global audience. I felt enriched as I read about how simple it is to enrich a dog's life. I'm sure dogs with special needs will thank you for your efforts to make their lives the very best they can be when they are unable do all the things they previously loved to do.
Pyschology Today

Presented with an adventurous spirit and practicality, this guidebook is packed with a valuable array of tips to help put the brakes on full-speed Fido’s psyche and physicality whole connecting refreshingly with readers.
Seattle Kennel Club

Highly recommended especially for devoted pet owners.
Midwest Book Reivew

Additional Information

Restricted exercise is stressful for dogs and owners, and can result in behaviour problems. This book aims to offer support to owners to reduce this stress.

There is very little support available for owners on this topic, and no other books offer this range of advice.

Beautifully illustrated with specially-taken photographs that enhance the text and help explain the principles described,: the book also includes several worksheets to assist in planning and implementing interventions to help dogs during periods of restricted activity.


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